THE EQUIVALENT OF 20 MILLION VOLUMES WORTH OF INFORMATION IS INSIDE THE HEAD OF EVERYONE OF US. THE BRAIN IS A VERY BIG PLACE IN A VERY SMALL SPACE
The life we experience is but memory and dreams connected with the filter we call present . The filter records memory and creates dreams and then makes sense of them in a moment that we call awareness...That awareness perhaps lasts one trillionth of a second , and each one of hese three trillion parts flow in a wave-particle pattern just like that of light. The one/trillionth moment that our brain is able to transmit into consciousness is life. Therefore, in a way, our lives are nothing but these tiny trillionth parts of each second joined together on a string and constantly flashing as a evolving chain of bulbs.
This is how I interpret the knowledge I have of life's choreography.
Carl Sagan puts it far more beautiful and factually thus:
"What we know is encoded in cells called neurons , tiny switching elements, every connection representing one bit of information..How many neurons each one of us has? May be 100 billion. comparable to the number of stars we have in the Milky Way galaxy. And there are something like 100 trillion neural connections. This intricate and marvellous network of neurons has been called an enchanted loom where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving pattern.
Even in sleep, brain is pulsing and throbbing and flashing with the complex business of human life - dreaming, remembering, figuring things out. Our thoughts, our visions , our fantasies have a tangible physical reality. What does a thought look like ? Its made of hundreds of electro-chemical impulses. All orchestras play inside our heads . The information content of the human brain if written out in bits is about a hundred trillion bits .If written out in English, it would fill 20 million volumes The equivalent of 20 million volumes worth of information is inside the heads of everyone of us. The brain is a very big place in a very small space."